Observing

Viewing nights take place at Terrey Hills, usually on the Saturdays before and after the new Moon. We start around sunset and continue until everyone has had enough.
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Visitors are welcome on the nights shown below. A $10 donation for adults, and $5 for under 16s, will assist with Council site-rental fees and Insurance. Visitors with telescopes will be permitted only one $10 observing night, after which they must become a member of the Society to continue to enjoy the outstanding facility at Terrey Hills.

Observing Dates for 2017

Our calendar of scheduled Saturday night observing for 2017 is below.
Please check this site for confirmation, as the date may occasionally be changed due to weather forecasts or other events.

Date Notes
Sat Jan 21 Visitor night
Sat Jan 28 Members only
New Moon January 28
Sat Feb 18 Visitor night
Sat Feb 25 Members only
New Moon February 27
Sat Mar 18 Visitor night
Sat Mar 25 Members only
New Moon March 28
Daylight Saving Ends April 2
Sat Apr 22 Visitor night
New Moon April 26
Sat Apr 29 Members only
Sat May 20 Visitor night
New Moon May 26
Sat May 27 Members only
Sat June 17 Visitor night
Sat June 24 Members only
New Moon June 24
Sat July 15 Visitor night
Sat July 22 Members only
New Moon July 23
Sat Aug 12 Visitor night
Sat Aug 19 Members only
New Moon August 22
Sat Sept 16 Visitor night
New Moon September 20
Sat Sept 23 Members only
Daylight saving begins October 1
Sat Oct 14 Visitor night
New Moon October 20
Sat Oct 21 Members only
Sat Nov 11 Visitor night
Sat Nov 18 Members only
New Moon November 18
Sat Dec 9 Visitor night
Sat Dec 16 Members only
New Moon December 18

 

Solar Observing Dates for 2017

Our calendar of scheduled Sunday solar observing for 2017 is below. We meet near the observatory at St. Ignatius, starting at 11am. Please check this site a couple of days before as the date may occasionally be changed due to weather forecasts or other events.

Date Time
Sun Jan 8 11am to 1pm
Sun Feb 5 11am to 1pm
Sun Mar 5 11am to 1pm
Sun Apr 2 11am to 1pm
Sun May 7 11am to 1pm
Sun June 4 11am to 1pm
Sun July 2 11am to 1pm
Sun Aug 6 11am to 1pm
Sun Sept 10 11am to 1pm
Sun Oct 8 11am to 1pm
Sun Nov 5 11am to 1pm
Sun Dec 3 11am to 1pm